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August 16, 2016 - Perdido Key, FL - (PKF) - The world renowned beach bar and honky-tonk, Flora-Bama, was recognized last year by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association for its annual “Bulls on the Beach” rodeo on Perdido Key Beach. In its 4th year, this family friendly event, features professional cowboys riding 2,000lbs of real live romping, stomping bulls just adjacent to the iconic 52 year old roadhouse.
This Great Florida Event is slated for September 9th and 10th and is the ninth event of the $125,000 “Beach” series featuring an international circuit of riders including local favorite, Cody Harris, along with Chris “Booger” Brown who’ve both been featured in the popular “ Dukes of Cattle” and “The Cowboy Way: Alabama” reality shows.
A blue heron checking out the red sky in Orange Beach this morning... Thx Michael Thomas,
Congratulations to the Annual National Shrimp Festival for being named Alabama's "Event of the Year"
Christine captured a beautiful, reflective sunset from Waterfront Park this evening... Thx Christine
Are y'all ready for some Friday Night Lights? Via the GSHS SGA: The first Gulf Shores High School
Beautiful pre-dawn view this morning from Cotton Bayou Beach and the Four Seasons' pier... Thx
Christine captured a pastel view of this evening's sunset sky from Fort Morgan... Thx Christine
OBA HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS ALERT: Please help if you can! Orange Beach Resident Eddie Harper is
Time for a walk on West Beach today... Thx, Michael! Micdesigns #GulfShores #GSA
Mac captured a gorgeous shot of the white cliffs of Perdido this morning... Thx, Mac! #PKF #OBA
August 10, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA) - The historic Flora-Bama will be crowning Miss Flora-Bama 2016 this Labor Day weekend. The finals will be held Saturday, September 3rd at 3pm in the tent stage. Contestants are finalists from four previous competitions beginning with Ms. Mullet Toss contest in April. Thanks to our sponsors Bud Light and Havana Sun, the winner receives over $7,000 worth of cash and prizes!
Miss Flora-Bama 2016 will receive $5000 cash and on behalf of Havana Sun, will go to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to represent the Flora-Bama in the 2016 Swimsuit USA International Model Search in November. This competition is an upscale, professional event where each contestant will compete to represent an establishment or company at the International Finals and share $80,000 in cash, prizes, modeling opportunities and a chance to network to further their careers!
Cynthia captured a cool pic of one of the rainstorms off shore from the Phoenix West... Would hate
Michael captured some colors in this morning's sunrise from the shore at Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park
August 3, 2016 - Orange Beach, AL (OBA) – At the 2016 Summer Conference of the Alabama City County Management Association, Ken Grimes, Jr. was presented the Sam Gaston Vocational Excellence Award. The award is named after Sam Gaston in honor of his service as Alabama’s first President of the International City / County Management Association. First created in 1999, the ACCMA Vocational Excellence Award recognizes members of the profession that have contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in their communities through professional local government management, community building, economic development success and contributed significantly towards the advancement and enhancement of the profession. It is viewed as the highest recognition annually in City / County Management in the State of Alabama.